Wendy Williams has shut down accusations made by her own brother that she skipped her mother’s funeral in order to grab lunch with her ex-husband and son.
Tommy Williams recently accused his sister Wendy of meeting with her ex Kevin Hunter and their son Kevin Jr. instead of attending their mother Shirley’s funeral.
Shirley died at age 83 in December 2020, and Wendy took a three week break from filming the show to grieve the loss.
But on Tuesday’s episode of her eponymous talk show, Wendy slammed allegations made from her brother, insisted she was indeed present at the ‘service’, and accused her brother of even starting a fight at the funeral.
‘You started a fight over an open casket’: Wendy Williams has shut down accusations made by her own brother that she skipped her mother’s funeral in order to grab lunch with her ex-husband and son
‘Tommy, you know I was at mommy’s service. And you know she looked beautiful in her casket. And you know that you fist fought a loving member of our family, half your age…. a blood relative everyone, not my son.
‘You started a fight over an open casket, right there over my mother. Thank God we were at a civilized funeral home,’ Wendy said on the Hot Topics segment of her show.
‘And the men of the funeral home blocked so that Mommy wouldn’t fall out and there’d be a catastrophe. You should know better at 53.’
Tuesday’s episode marked the second time Wendy had broached the touchy topic.
RIP: Williams’ mother Shirley Williams passed away at age 83 in December 2020
Allegations: Wendy’s brother has accused his sister of skipping their mother’s funeral to have lunch with her ex and son
On Monday, the host did not hold back as she threatened to unload all the ‘receipts’ she had on her brother.
‘Tommy, let me tell you something right now. All you are is my brother. You better stop talking the way you’re talking because now it’s dripping into my comment page.’
‘I’m seeing a lot of comments about, « Your brother doesn’t like you, » or ‘You better watch your back because your brother is on one, » or « Wendy I can’t believe your this kind of person or that, »‘ Wendy explained.
‘You should know better at 53’: Williams unleashed the receipts
‘Full blown receipts’: Williams threatened to reveal information she had about her brother on Monday’s episode of the show
Reputation on the line: ‘He’s pegging me to be a person that I am not,’ Williams said
‘He’s pegging me to be a person that I am not. Honey, you don’t want me to start pegging you to be the person that you are. With full-blown receipts. I could fill the audience with receipts, with the leftovers all the way around the block.’
‘You are my brother, let’s keep it that way,’ she added. ‘If you want to talk on the internet, you talk about the things you think you know about yourself. You don’t want to talk about the things that I know about you for sure.’
In videos posted to his YouTube account, Wendy’s brother Tommy alleged the talk show host disappointed their father by failing to attend their mother’s funeral and instead meet with her ex and son for lunch.
Family matters: The talk show host with her then-husband Kevin Hunter and their son Kevin Hunter Jr. in 2017
‘I asked you one question, why didn’t you go to the funeral? Why couldn’t you call daddy and let him know why? If it was that serious, that much of a stance, then what was the problem? I was there when you came in on that night of the dawning of the wake. And you told us, you told daddy, that you had to race back to New York to handle business. You were only going to be in town for the viewing. We didn’t even know. He didn’t even know.
‘Doesn’t matter if I knew or not, your father didn’t even know that you were in town for the funeral. And you’re out eating lunch with your ex and your son. Which wouldn’t be a problem I guess, I guess, if you had told your father that or… he’s hurting, Wendy.’
‘Why did you have to lie to daddy and tell him you were going to be back in New York when you were here. It’s not right,’ he added.
In a comment posted to The Shade Room’s Instagram account following Wendy’s reply, Tommy claimed his sister, her ex, and son ‘attended the wake, NOT the funeral.’
Claims: ‘Why did you have to lie to daddy and tell him you were going to be back in New York when you were here. It’s not right,’ Tommy said in his videos (Wendy’s mother and father Thomas Williams Sr.)